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Panorama's in de omgeving van Madrid

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A: Queueing up for entry to Reina Sofia

door Armin Leuprecht, 70 hier vandaan

Queueing up for entry to Reina Sofia

C: Estacion De Atocha Exteriores

door jose-ignacio-teran, 200 hier vandaan

Estacion De Atocha Exteriores

D: Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc near Caixa Forum

door Armin Leuprecht, 240 hier vandaan

Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc near Caixa Forum

E: Caixaforum De Madrid

door jose-ignacio-teran, 240 hier vandaan

Caixaforum De Madrid

F: Vertical garden at Caixa Forum in Madrid

door Victorina, 250 hier vandaan

Vertical garden at Caixa Forum in Madrid

G: Atocha

door Lorenzo Valles Vila, 250 hier vandaan

Atocha

H: Vertical Garden Madrid.

door Juan Jose Perez, 250 hier vandaan

A green wall is a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely c...

Vertical Garden  Madrid.

I: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

door Juan Jose Perez, 250 hier vandaan

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

J: Estacion Tren Atocha Madrid

door Juan Lamata, 270 hier vandaan

Estacion Tren Atocha Madrid

Dit panorama is genomen in Madrid, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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